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  • Colene Elridge

    Colene Elridge

    CEO, Be More Consulting, LLC

    Class: General Session

    Session: Ask Me Anything

    With so many small businesses, the owner ends up wearing all the hats and spending lots of time just figuring things out. Where we often struggle is not the logistics of running a business, but with people and managing people. This round table discussion-style session will give you the chance to ask an HR professional and Coach how to best manage that sticky people situation. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Name 2 ideas on how how to be a better leader within your company.
    • Educate on human resources information and questions.
    • Advise on people issues and concerns with employees.


    About Colene Elridge

    Colene Elridge, aka Coach Colene’s decade-plus of HR experience, led to her being known as “the fixer”- she’s called to help organizations and leaders create better workplaces, productive teams, and aligned results. Her career in government focused on Affirmative Action, EEO, and Diversity. She was a successful investigator of harassment and discrimination complaints and implemented strategies that resulted in more diverse and inclusive workplaces. She is the CEO of Be More Consulting, a boutique agency designed to support organizations in creating cultures of inclusion, and developing women leaders. Her first book, Monday Morning Pep Talks, was named by Success Magazine as a top book for professional women. She is the founder of EmpowHer Conference, a women's leadership event that focuses on building women into leaders both at work and in their lives.  Colene has a bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from Transylvania University, where she currently serves on the Board of Regents, and an MBA from Sullivan University. She loves yoga, her family, movies, and laughing! 

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